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Howard Milchberg

Milchberg, Howard M.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Physics
1415 A.V. Williams Building

Research Interests: 

Professor Milchberg's research interests include: nonlinear optics; laser and optical physics; interaction of intense electromagnetic fields with atoms, solids, and plasmas; the generation and application of coherent and incoherent short wavelength radiation; and energetic particle generation.


Professor Milchberg received his B. Eng. in engineering physics from McMaster University in 1979 and a Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University in 1985.  He has been affiliated with the University of Maryland since 1988.

Honors and Awards: 

Professor Milchberg is the winner of an NSERC Postgraduate Fellowship, National Research Council of Canada (1979-1984); NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1988); the APS John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research (2005), and the Clark School Senior Faculty Outstanding  Research Award (2016).   He was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Laser Science (1995) and a fellow of the Optical Society of America (2013).  

Three of Professor Milchberg's graduate students (1999, 2004, 2012) have been awarded the American Physical Society Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in plasma physics.   Professor Milchberg was named a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar Teacher in 2005.

Laboratory for Intense Laser Matter Interactions
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